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Volunteer

Put your passion for animals to work

Our 500 volunteers are our animals’ true friends.

We have volunteer opportunities at our centres for all sorts of positions from animal food preparation to fundraising, gardening and doing the laundry. We also need volunteers to help in our shops. Even if you can only spare an hour of your time a week, you will be making a massive difference to our work.

Please be aware that most popular volunteering roles are working directly with the cats and dogs and in some of our centres these roles are currently oversubscribed, so please check with your local centre. All our centres offer many other volunteering roles, which also make a real difference to the animals we help both now and in the future, and are a great way to get to know the centre whilst you wait for a dog or cat volunteer role to become available.

If you want to know more about what it’s like volunteering at the NAWT then read our case studies.

The time given by our volunteers equated to about £435K in monetary terms in 2017.

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Hertfordshire centre volunteers

Case Studies

Current Opportunities

Cornwall Centre
Help us to care for the animals at our centre by preparing their daily meals in a variety of interactive feeders, emptying and cleaning used feeders and replenishing water bowls.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the minimum age for this role is...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Promote the work of the National Animal Welfare Trust by representing NAWT Clacton at local events via a stand or stall and working alongside other volunteers to organise and carry out offsite and onsite fundraising and awareness events and initiatives.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Help us to present a welcoming environment to all our visitors and potential rehomers by maintaining a clean reception, kitchen and office area.Our washing machines and tumble dryers are constantly on the go! Help us to ensure we always have enough clean, dry bedding for each of the animals in our...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to collect donations from supporters and transport donations between the rehoming centre and the charity shop so that we can continue to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18 and requires a full, clean driving licence....Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to secure the best possible income for our donated items by running our eBay account to sell items that have a better chance of raising more money at auction.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.If you...Read more

Berkshire Centre
Help us to present a welcoming environment to all visitors and potential rehomers by assisting the staff with general gardening and keeping the site tidy.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 16.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.If you wish to apply...Read more

Berkshire Centre
You never know what you will find in Trindledown Treasures. From clothes and media to homeware and pet items, you're sure to see something you love. Help us sell donated goods to raise money for our elderly animals.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 16.Trindledown Treasures is open...Read more

Berkshire Centre
Help us to keep everything on our site presentable and in good working condition by assisting the maintenance team in their daily routines.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.If you wish to apply as a new...Read more

Hayle Shop
Help us to sort through all the donations we’re lucky enough to receive, to ensure we can use them to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care as soon as possible.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator....Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Help us to keep everything on our site presentable and in good working condition by assisting the maintenance team in their daily routines.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.If you wish to apply as a new...Read more

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